“On life And Conduct”

“The king’s heart in the hand of the LORD, the rivers of water: he turned it whithersoever he will.” The Lord is the one, in the final analysis, who will be King. The Lord sovereignly controls political powers. Don’t hang with bad influences. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. As it was in Proverbs Chapter 20. Confessing our sins can feel like self inflicting our selves on the inside with guilt and shame. Even if we do the same sin over and over again. Means we are making bad choices and need to tell ourselves to “STOP” and do what is right to heal mind, body and soul. Then ands only then can we live in God’s freedom that He has for us. Our heart and minds know right from wrong and it is wrong to sway to the left or right, instead of staying on the path God had for us. Turn from evil and live. Our mind is powerful and can turn from wrong to right if we choose. God only chooses for us to live right. He who follows righteousness and mercy. Finds life, righteousness and honor. a. He who follows righteousness and mercy: Each life is on a path, and here the path is righteousness and mercy. This is the path of wisdom, God’s path for those who will listen and surrender to Him.
Proverbs Chapter 21:1-31
The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turned it whithersoever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondered the hearts. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbor fended no favor in his eyes. When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he received knowledge. The righteous man wisely considered the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness. Whoso stopped his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. A gift in secret pacified anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The man that wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. The wicked shall b e a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up. He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor. A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof. Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath. The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor. He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spares not. The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind? A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears, speaks constantly. A wicked man hardened his face: but as for the upright, he directed his way. There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
{Let’s Pray}
Father God, put a guard of my mouth from speaking any evil or being offended by what others say. Let my mouth be full of kindness. compassion or just don’t speak till You prompt me. I do want to please You – but I recognize that simply trusting Your word, applying it in my life and looking to Jesus is of far greater worth than anything I myself can offer You. Keep me low at the cross. Also directly strictly on Your path. I thank You and praise You in Jesus Precious Name Amen.

The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked: but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness. Proverbs 21:12

“Salutation, Thanksgiving And Prayer”

“Paul had an amazingly selfless attitude. He knew that some were preaching to build their own reputations, taking advantage of Paul’s imprisonment to try to make a name for themselves. Regardless of the motives of these preachers, Paul rejoiced that the gospel was being preached. I was curious: Where did Paul write the letter to the Philippians? Paul sent the other three Prison Epistles, Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, by the hand of Tychicus, as their destinations were near one another. However, the letter to the Philippians was to be delivered by Epaphroditus, who had come to Paul in Rome with financial help from the church at Philippi ( Philippians 2:25; 4:18 ). Tychicus was one of the many evangelists (Ephesians 4:11) in Paul’s missionary network, along with Timothy and Titus. These men were church planters, and also apostolic delegates with the authority to lead churches and appoint elders in already established churches. Chapter 1 of Philippians felt a very deep interest for the apostle. The scope of the communications is to confirm them in the faith, to encourage them to walk by faith, as they declare the gospel of Christ, to caution them against false teachers teaching anything other than Jesus Christ, and to express gratitude for their Christian bounty. As a Christian teacher, your mission as a teacher needs to go beyond just teaching academics. You need to know God has called you to the classroom, and you should also be looking for Him to change lives, regardless of where you teach. Christian teachers, we want to do more than just inspire our students to love academics. We also want to make a real and lasting impact in their hearts and lives. We strive to help them grow in character and wisdom and experience the greatest joy when we see Christ work directly in their hearts. I believe Paul felt this way. In Philippians 1:1–2 introduces this letter from Timothy and Paul. The message is meant for the Christians in the city of Philippi, including both the leaders and the laymen. This church had made significant contributions to Paul’s ministry, as will be mentioned early in the letter. Today we are going to study how Paul prays and what Paul prays for in Philippians 1:3-11. Now Paul doesn’t say, “You need to pray like me” but I think he gives four ways disciples, followers of Jesus, should pray, and four things they can pray for. In his letter he gives us a pattern we can follow. Philippians 3:1–11 warns Christians about the influence of false teachers, particularly those who add legalism on top of the gospel. Paul describes his impressive credentials, showing that he has the right to consider himself ”justified” according to the traditional Jewish view.de significant contributions to Paul’s ministry, as will be mentioned early in the letter. I am reading part of Philippians Chapter 1 this week. Maybe you can read your bible and journal if you’d like.

Lets read:

Philippians Chapter 1:1-11
Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
{Lets Pray}
Father God, we live in a world where the truth of the gospel is despised by the large amount of unbelievers and the grace of God has been rejected in this Governments and society, help us, as like Paul, to keep our brothers and sisters in remembrance, and to lift them up in prayer and thanksgiving, knowing that we are all one in Christ, and partakers of the glorious gospel of grace Let hearts of forgiveness, grace and compassion rise up in Jesus Precious Name. I thank You and praise You for the lovely example of Paul and Timothy, who were bond-servants of Jesus Christ and who used the gifts and grace with which they were equipped, to further the good news of the gospel of grace for the benefit of the whole Church. Develop in me the heart of a servant that is ready and willing to think of the other person before myself. Use whatever talents, treasures and graces that I have, to forward the gospel in my little corner of the world. I believe in my dying to self and live for Jesus Christ for Your honor and glory! I thank You and praise You that Your plans are best for my life In Jesus Precious Name Amen.


{Power Verse}
“Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.”
Philippians 1:7

“On Life And Conduct”

A serious problem today involves the consumption of alcohol. More than thirty percent or so of Americans at some time in their lives has had an alcohol use disorder. Nearly about 100,000 people die every year of alcohol-related causes. Alcohol is more dangerous than some illegal drugs. Just saying. Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?” Proverbs 23:29-35 “Alcohol is blamed for more than half of all visits to hospital emergency rooms, jails (prisons) or funeral homes. Estimated not factual. But you get the picture?” The Book of Proverbs warns against the dangers of alcohol. Whether in the form of wine or strong drink. With the potential of leading one astray. No the Bible does not say that you cannot have a drink of wine. It states we should not get drunk. If I got drunk then I could be a stumbling block, but to have a glass of wine would not be. Some of us are allergic to alcohol. The Bible says nothing about eating with the exception of over eating (gluttony). In both extremes they could be stumbling blocks. What does the Bible say about not getting drunk? Put away your wine from you.” And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipated living. So be filled with the Spirit! Dissipated living It can lead to hangovers, broken relationships, poverty and regrets. It can destroy lives and it impairs judgment. Regarding wealth is best if by labor, not inherited. Solving problems with our friends by avoiding quarreling. Properly applying the wisdom of God found in His Word can assure that we enjoy the blessings of good friends in this life. Also we can look forward to enjoying these dear friends in life eternal! Depend upon “trial and error” to learn “how to win friends and influence people”, let God’s Word guide you.

Wine was used in ancient times for various medicinal ends, and the Bible refers to some of these practices. It was likely used as an anesthetic to dull pain, and many interpreters suggest that it was in this capacity that wines were offered to Jesus at his crucifixion. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells a story about a man from Samaria who assists an injured man by, among other things, pouring oil and wine on his wounds. Luke 10:34 “Oil mixed with wine was a common remedy in the ancient world to cleanse wounds and assuage their pain.” Paul advises Timothy that he should not drink water only, but should use a little wine for the sake of his stomach and frequent infirmities. Some have suggested this advice is particularly in reference to purifying low quality drinking water, while others suggest it was simply intended to help his digestion and general sickliness. Abstentionists generally regard this passage as a positive example of abstention from wine and see Paul’s instructions as exceptional and purely for the sake of health, while other interpreters suggest that Timothy was “upright in his aims” but here guilty of an “excess of severity” or that he felt inappropriately bound by a Hellenistic custom that younger men should not drink. I would also add that it would have been impossible historically to make alcohol a sin. Wine was used as a way to disinfect water for hundreds of years. Sure there were people with good water, but lots of people around the world needed alcohol to survive. {1 Timothy 5:23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.}

Read Proverbs Chapter 20 yourself and journal as you do. Friends you do not want are gossipers. So don’t be a gossiper! Drinking alcohol can make you a professional tattler with no pay, just headaches. They smear names, drive wedges, destroy relationships and forever harms and never helps. Gossip is wicked or criminal behavior. It is easy to run a person down. The tattler is not always honest in their tattling. They are known as a busy body, a meddler in the affairs of others or just like causing problems for others. Gossip indicates immature desire to do evil. Gossip doesn’t require brains, just a loose tongue. and a constant stream of ill words from a immeasurable spring with very little wisdom in it. Just saying. Need to be avoiding things that can hurt us. God’s laws are still the “standard” to get into heaven. An unrighteous person may take a leap toward God and only land 1 foot away. A person who lives a better life may be able to leap 5 to 8 feet, but still falls way short of God’s quality of perfection. The true Christian is one who says, “Yes I’m guilty, I have fallen short of the glory of God. Jesus agreed to pay my penalty.” It doesn’t matter how far I can leap on my own. The whole reason the “confession” process is set up is because everyone falls short of God’s expectations for mankind. The danger is to think “I don’t need to confess” or “I haven’t done anything wrong”. God wants us to confess our sin, vow to turn from it and move on. Even if we still mess up with the same sin over and over again, the process for forgiveness is the same. The blueness, then, of a wound, and blows in the secret parts of the belly, cleanse away evil, because both outward discipline does away with faults, and compunction pierces the distended mind with the punishment of penance(voluntary self-punishment inflicted as an outward expression of repentance for having done wrong.) In its simplest terms, confession prayer is the acknowledgment of our sin, or the affirmation of God’s truth, or both. Why Is Confession Important? Confession is God’s mechanism to restore a broken relationship between Him and us. Confession allows us to experience the forgiveness of God, which was purchased by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Proverbs Chapter 20:1-30
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provokes him to anger sinned against his own soul. It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD. Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. It is naught, it is naught, says the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasted. There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. He that goes about as a talebearer reveled secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattered with his lips. Whoso curses’ his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry. A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the wheel over them. The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head. The blueness of a wound cleans away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
{Lets Pray}
Father God, what a great joy and privilege it is to know that Your Holy Spirit indwells the inner being of my heart and soul. I am believing for You to search me, identify and correct any faults You find within me, so that my life may be used by You as a lamp, to shine forth the Life and Light of Jesus Christ that indwells how I thank You and praise You that through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus on the Cross, You have cleansed my heart, forgiven my sin, and have made me pure within. I thank You and praise You, that because of Him, I am accepted in the Beloved and clothed with His righteousness in Jesus Precious Name Amen.

{Power Verse}
The blueness of a wound cleans away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:30

“A Divine Body”

Our earthly bodies which die and decay are different from the bodies we shall have when we come back to life again, for they will never die; The bodies we have now embarrass us for they become sick and die; but they will be full of glory when we come back to life again. Yes they are weak, dying bodies now, but when we be full of glory when we come back to life again. Yes, they are weak, dying bodies now, but when we live again they will be full of strength. They are just human bodies at death, but when they come back to life they will be divine bodies. For just as there are natural, human bodies, there are also supernatural, spiritual bodies.

1 Corinthians 15:42-44
Every human being has a body just like Adam’s, made of dust, but all who become Christ’s will have the same kind of body as His. A body from Heaven. Just as each of us now has a body like Adams, so we shall some day have a body like Christ’s. I tell you this, my brothers and sisters: and earthly body made of flesh and blood cannot get into God’s Kingdom. These perishable bodies of ours are not the right kind to live forever.

1 Corinthians 15:48-50

{Let’s Pray}
Father God, I thank You and praise You for Your wonderful plan of redemption. I thank You and praise You that by faith in Jesus Christ I am part of that new creation, who will be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trump of God wakes the dead in Christ and we are all clothed with eternal bodies. I thank You and praise You that Jesus is the First-Fruit from the dead and because He lives! We too will live. I thank You and praise You that by His sacrificial death and glorious Resurrection, death is swallowed up in victory. Thanks be to God Who always gives us restored victory, through Jesus Christ our Lord, In His Precious Name Amen.


{Power Verse}
For I cried to Him and He answered me. He freed me from all my troubles. Psalm 34:4

“On Life And Conduct”

Proverbs Chapter 19. This literally means that wealth adds new friends while poverty alienates existing friends who grow weary of the demands of the poor. We see that fleshly people who are not led by the Spirit run to those who have money to be their friend. Perhaps, they feel some of this will rub off on them. Discussion for Proverbs 19. Verse 21~ No matter what the plans of men may be, the counsel or the saying of Jehovah God is what will stand and be fulfilled. Verse 17~This is a promise that God will reward the one showing favor to the lowly one. Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning. Wisdom is equated with God’s commandments. In a sense, Proverbs contains the applications and implications of all that is in God’s moral law. Those who disregard wisdom, bound in their folly (fools) will also have their penalty. Correction will come to them in its appointed way, and sadly, the correction will do little good for them.
Proverbs Chapter 19:1-29
Better is the poor that walked in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that haste with his feet sins. The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD. Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape. Many will intreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him. He that gets wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish. Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. The discretion of a man deferrers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew upon the grass. A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die. He that hath pity upon the poor lends unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. A slothful man hides his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame, and brings reproach. Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that caused to err from the words of knowledge. An ungodly witness scorned judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoured iniquity. Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
{Lets Pray}
Father God, I thank You and praise You that I know that it is Your will to help those that are afflicted, to support the weak, to provide for the widows, orphans and to help those that are in need and pray always for all situations. I believe for You to use my hands to be of service to those in need, and use my voice to speak words of healing and encouragement to those that are afflicted and in distress. I believe that You will use my feet to spring into action and be a comfort to people who are closed in and have no one who cares or they just can’t get out to enjoy all the luxuries others have like going to church or the grocery store. Let me be a gifter of Your love, hope and compassion. I thank You, praise You and give You all the glory in Jesus Precious Name Amen.
{Power Verse}
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good. Proverbs 19:8

“Contrast The Upright And The Wicked”

One problem with so many today in communicating with God is that we don’t want to separate ourselves and think on the things of God and pray, but we will get answers for our prayers and we will receive wisdom in the process. A man or woman must desire to have wisdom before it comes to him. The Bible says if you want wisdom to pray and God will give you wisdom. he man’s words of his mouth, springs from the well which is his heart. A person of wisdom has beautiful words springing forth and continuing as a beautiful waterfall. His words are not a strong river that will push you over, a current, in a river or stream, is the flow of water influenced by gravity as the water moves downhill to reduce its potential energy. The current varies spatially as well as temporally within the stream, dependent upon the flow volume of water, stream gradient, and channel geometry. A person with wisdom is but a gentle waterfall which soothes the mind. When the spirit is broken, people lose hope. I have heard doctors of medicine say that there is a element, other than the severity of the illness, and other than the medicine they have to give for a certain illness. It is called the will to live. A person who says in his spirit, “I will not die”, heals faster and to the amazement of the doctors sometimes lives when all human hope is gone. Also those around the person will coach, encourage, care and love the person so the patient’s healing process will go faster. On the other hand, you can give someone medicine that should cure them, and if they have no will to live, they will probably die. No matter what you do, it won’t work. The spirit of man is his life. Many die from a broken heart soon after they have lost a loved one. Thank You God for church family who care, pray and step into action for others. Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD. So “Contrast The Upright And The Wicked was Proverbs Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, with the same title.”
Proverbs Chapter 18:1-24
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddled with all wisdom. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility. He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame unto him. The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor cometh and searches him. The lot causes contentions to cease, and parted between the mighty. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD. The poor uses entreaties’; but the rich answers roughly. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

{Let’s Pray}
Father God of Heaven and earth, assist me to develop a prudent mind and a humble heart that is growing in grace. Assist me to acquire knowledge, understanding and the wisdom to know how best to utilise my skills and all I have learned. Open eye to see the wonderful things in Your law, and may my ears be quick to listen to Your voice and my heart ready to obey Your will. I thank You and praise You for the book of Proverbs and the many teachings on things like practical morality, pleasing the Lord, the value of righteousness, the dangers of temptation, and the fruit of godly living. I believe I will work and live each day to Your praise and glory. I thank You, praise You and give You all the glory in Jesus Precious Name Amen.

“The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”
(Proverbs 18:15)

“Contrast The Upright and The Wicked”

In Proverbs 17 we learn quietness, wisdom, The Lord tries hearts only, guard the tongue, part of the appreciation and peace offering was eaten by the family of the offeror. When these offerings were made, it would have been feast day in the home. This much beautiful food would have meant nothing if arguing and turmoil was in the home. Our homes should be a place of peace to get away from the troubles of the world, not a battle ground. I believe this is saying that we may go through fiery trials (to make us more pure in heart). The Lord burns all the impurities out of us and makes us pure before Him. A wicked person travels with wicked people. We must take tender mercy for all the down trodden if we are to be like our Maker. I cannot imagine anyone being glad at calamities. This would have to be a very cruel person who would enjoy seeing others suffer. God wants us to love our neighbor {The person next to us} A truly good father brings joy to his family. A fool has no understanding as well. Whatever comes of his mouth should not be heeded. You cannot depend upon what he says. It is even more important that they speak truth. They directly affect the lives of so many who depend on their integrity. We must not open up and let angry words fly loose; if we do, someone will be destroyed and usually we are destroyed right along with the others. Leave off the strife before it starts. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity” ( Proverbs 17:17 ). Loyalty is the hallmark of a good friendship. Loyal friends are reliable in terms of the words they say to you and especially in terms of the words they say about you to others. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. A man may show himself to be a wise man, by the good temper of his mind, and by the good government of his tongue. He is careful when he does speak, to speak to the purpose. God knows his heart, and the folly that is bound there; therefore he cannot be deceived in his judgment as men may be.

Proverbs 17:1-28
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tried the hearts. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. Whoso mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turns, it prosperity. He that covered a transgression seeks love; but he that repeated a matter separates very friends. A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. Whoso rewarded evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemned the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalted his gate seeks destruction. He that hath a froward heart finds no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falls into mischief. He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dried the bones. A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. He that hath knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
{Lets Pray}
Father God, I thank You and praise You for placing us in families. You ordained within the family unit roles and responsibilities You ordained within the family unit as Your backbone and light to guide into others lives. I recognize the responsibility on volunteers, spouses, parents, grandparents and great grandparent’s on and on. Bringing up children and grandchildren in the fear of the Lord. I thank You and praise You for the godly people You have placed in each of our lives. I believe Your blessing on the men and women of our nation , the fathers, mothers and grandfathers and grandmothers of our land, and believe that each one would take the responsibilities of training up their sons and daughters in the way they should go so that each becomes a crown of glory in their old age and are praised and honored by their children. I believe for blessings in Your church family in Jesus Precious Name Amen.


{Power Verse}
He that hath knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Proverbs 17:27

“Family Relationships”

Ephesians 6:1–4 gives instructions for children to obey their parents, and for parents to be careful in how they raise their children. Children who learn respect for proper authority will have a better chance at success in life. Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 6:5-9 instructs slaves and masters as to how “the new self” and the “renewed mind” of the Christian impacts their attitudes and actions as slaves or as masters. The Christian Slave’s Submission Must Be Inward, As Well As Outward. Ephesians 6:10-18 The full armor of God. Ephesians 6: The Armor of God – What It Means And How To Use It? Ephesians 6 is the last chapter of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and in verses 10 to 18 he encourages them to remain steadfast in the Lord. He knew that, as Christians, we are facing an intense spiritual war and we must be prepared. Prayer must fasten all the other parts of our Christian armor. There are other duties of religion, and of our stations in the world, but we must keep up times of prayer. Though set and solemn prayer may not be seasonable when other duties are to be done, yet short pious prayers darted out, always are so. We must use holy thoughts in our ordinary course. A vain heart will be vain in prayer. We must pray with all kinds of prayer, public, private, and secret; social and solitary; solemn and sudden: with all the parts of prayer; confession of sin, petition for mercy, and thanksgiving for favors received. And we must do it by the grace of God the Holy Spirit, in dependence on, and according to, his teaching. We must preserve in particular requests, notwithstanding discouragements. We must pray, not for ourselves only, but for all people. Our enemies are mighty, and we are without strength, our Redeemer is almighty, and in the power of his mighty we may overcome. Wherefore we must stir up ourselves. Pray at what you see. For the Lord gave us his powerful mind to to talk directly to Him as we go and as we see needs or others. Have not we, when the Lord has called, often neglected to answer? Let us think upon these things, and continue our prayers with patience. The gospel was a mystery till made known by Divine revelation; and it is the work of Jesus Christ’s ministers to declare it. The best and most distinguished ministers need the prayers of believers. Those particularly should be prayed for, who are exposed to great hardships and perils in their work. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith. By peace, understand all manner of peace; peace with God, peace of conscience, peace among themselves. And the grace of the Spirit, producing faith and love, and every grace. These he desires for those in whom they were already begun. All grace and blessings come to the saints from God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Grace, that is, the favor of God; and all good, spiritual and temporal, which is from it, is and shall be with all those who truly love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, and with them only.
Ephesians Chapter 6:1-9
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou may live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

“Full Armor Of God” Ephesians 6:10-24″ {Where it say’s brethren, put your name: Brethren: Fellow Christians or members of religious order.}

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
{Lets Pray}
Father, I thank You and praise You that Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life and that I have been clothed in His own righteousness by grace through faith. As I live out my life, I believe that I may walk in integrity, speak the truth in love, and be continuously clothed in Christ’s own righteousness so that I may stand in the evil day, and having done all to hear You say, “well done, good and faithful servant,” thank You for Your perfect peace and gracious love. bequeath to all Your children through faith in Jesus Christ. That You have fully equipped us to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, with such wonderful pieces of spiritual armor. I thank You and praise You for the Shield~of~Faith, with which I am enabled to extinguish all the flaming arrows and fiery darts of the evil one. Let my feet stand fast on Your promises to keep my eyes looking to Jesus. prayer is such a precious gift that You have given to me. Help me to live in prayer and action in an attitude of helpless dependence on You and be alert and diligent in every kind of prayer. Give me Your strength to swing into action to help, care and love others as You always do. I thank You and praise You that there is nothing that can separate us from Your love, which is in Christ Jesus, and that no one can remove the perfect peace You place within our heart, through the almighty power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. I thank You, praise You and give You all the glory in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus Amen.

{Power Verse}
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:18

“Perfection Through Suffering”

While Jesus Christ was here on earthHe pled with God, praying with tears and agony of soul to the only One who could save Him from premature death. And God heard His prayers because of His strong desire to obey God at all times. And even through Jesus was God’s Son, He had to learn from experience what it was like to obey, when obeying ment suffering. It was after He had proved Himself perfect in this experience that Jesus became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who obey Him. Hebrews 5:7-9
I know, O’Lord, that Your decesions are right, and that Your punishment was right and did me good. Psalm 119:75
{Lets Pray}
Father God, I thank You and praise You that Jesus came to earth as my someone who redeemed what was lost including me. Jesus learned how it was to live in this sin-sick fallen world.. I thank You and praise You that He was prepared to lay aside His heavenly glory and to be born into the race He created.. in order to live a perfect life as an example of how I should live. I believe also that He died a sacrificial death so that by faith in Him I might be forgiven of my sins and redeemed by His precious blood. To the Lord Jesus be all praise, honor, glory and Thanksgiving for ever and ever in His Precious Name Amen.


{Power Verse}

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”
Hebrews 5:8

“Perfection Through Suffering”

While Jesus Christ was here on earthHe pled with God, praying with tears and agony of soul to the only One who could save Him from premature death. And God heard His prayers because of His strong desire to obey God at all times. And even through Jesus was God’s Son, He had to learn from experience what it was like to obey, when obeying ment suffering. It was after He had proved Himself perfect in this experience that Jesus became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who obey Him.

Hebrews 5:7-9
I know, O’ Lord, that Your decision’s are right, and that Your punishment was right and did me good. Psalm 119:75
{Lets Pray}
Father God, I thank You and praise You that Jesus came to earth as my someone who redeemed what was lost including me. Jesus learned how it was to live in this sin-sick fallen world.. I thank You and praise You that He was prepared to lay aside His heavenly glory and to be born into the race He created.. in order to live a perfect life as an example of how I should live. I believe also that He died a sacrificial death so that by faith in Him I might be forgiven of my sins and redeemed by His precious blood. To the Lord Jesus be all praise, honor, glory and Thanksgiving for ever and ever in His Precious Name Amen.


{Power Verse}

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”
Hebrews 5:8